Funded Projects
Funded Projects

Project Summaries

Volunteers in Playwork - Employment Routes (ViPER) (2013-2015)

Through collaboration, a partnership of 6 countries will incorporate EU best practice to support children's play across Europe and transfer this training programme and volunteering model to become an EU recognised training course. 

Get Involved in Play (2011-2013)

A partnership of 17 organisations within the Free Time Consortium worked together to create 1.2 million play opportunities, over 47,000 volunteers were recruited, 370,000 people had supported and heard about the programme and an estimated £3.5 million created in equivalent childcare costs. 

Play Shaper (2009 - 2011)

A partnership project (Play England, SkillsActive and Playwork Partnerships) that aimed to design, develop, pilot and roll out a training programme for professionals who are involved in planning, designing, building, managing and maintaining public space and those who deliver children's services, including play provision. (£1.4 million DfCSF/DoE)

Playwork Leadership and Management in Integrated Services (2009 - 2011)

Part of a national project to deliver level 6 leadership and management training to the playwork sector. (£60,000 CWDC)

Outdoor Learning Environment (OLE) (2007 - 2009)

A project that monitored and evaluated how learners used and interacted with the outdoor space at Oxstalls Campus, and how it affects their learning. (£10,000 CeAL)

CWLWM (2004 - 2007)

Supported the people of Wales to develop a dynamic, responsive and sustainable childcare sector. (£3 million ESF)

Wild about Play (2003-2004)

Developed opportunities for children to play in and around natural environments (£60,000 Better Play and NOF)

EQUIPE Project (2001 - 2005)

A national partnership project to support childcare based social enterprises (£4 million ESF)

Pilot Project (2000 - 2001)

This project tested out and developed distance learning materials for playworkers at a variety of levels (£800,000 ESF)

Palm I & II Projects (1998 - 2000)

Developed distance learning materials and courses to train playworkers in management (£330,000 ESF)

Pleiad Project (1997 - 2000)

This, the largest ever playwork training project in the south west, was delivered in eight counties and 8,213 playworkers benefited from a variety of training courses (£6 million ESF)

Eurochild Project (1995 - 1997)

Provided training in playwork at a variety of levels to 735 women-returners, (£350,000 ESF)



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